49,999 residents. The blitz sounding the alarm about Venice

Flyers that look like the civic numbers appear in the middle of the night in Cannaregio. Calculations forecast less than 50,000 residents by the end of July By Eugenio Pendolini 25 May 2022 VENEZIA. Like one of the civic numbers, but which in this case is meant to indicate a death sentence for Venice that … More 49,999 residents. The blitz sounding the alarm about Venice

From Art to Action: Venetian Group Leads National Initiative on Regulating Short-Term Rentals

Zoom meetings inspired by Andrea Segre’s film Welcome Venice have evolved into a formal draft bill and a national conference in Rome on the subject of short-term rentals in city centers, set for 24 May. The initiative is attracting broad interest across Italy. By Paul Rosenberg 20 May 2022 Art reflects life, and life often … More From Art to Action: Venetian Group Leads National Initiative on Regulating Short-Term Rentals

Annual flotilla of boats demonstrates against cruise ships’ path through Venice Lagoon. Cavallino Treporti is against Duferco project in “protected waters”

The committees: “The lagoon is a fragile environment, Vittorio Emanuele should not be excavated”. The shore community of Cavallino Treporti vows to fight the project for a terminal in the Lido canal: “These are lagoon waters” By Vera Mantengoli 30 April 2022 VENICE. Comitato No Grandi Navi and Ambiente Venezia have announced a demonstration for … More Annual flotilla of boats demonstrates against cruise ships’ path through Venice Lagoon. Cavallino Treporti is against Duferco project in “protected waters”

Survey launched for residents of Mestre and Venice: “Is the stadium a priority for the city?

The initiative is being organized by Terra e Acqua. “This is our idea of a participatory budget. We want to involve two thousand people” By Marta Artico 9 April 2022 MESTRE. The ‘Bosco dello Sport’(‘The Forest of Sport’, the rebranded ‘green’ project for the sports complex being planned by the Brugnaro administration)? “A project come … More Survey launched for residents of Mestre and Venice: “Is the stadium a priority for the city?

Brugnaro responds to Segre: “Let’s meet about housing”

The Alta Tensione Abitativa campaign, which has crafted a proposed law for the regulation of short-term rentals of residential homes has received a positive response to its request for a technical meeting to compare proposals with Mayor Brugnaro, who has said his ideas are very similar. Prof. Filippo Celata of Sapienza Rome will also be … More Brugnaro responds to Segre: “Let’s meet about housing”

Housing and Tourism. Citizens Groups Propose A Bill.

A law for regulation of the activity of short-term rental and the protection of residents in cities with high housing pressure By Giovanni Leone 9 March 2022 Last November, director Andrea Segre offered the city a free screening of the film Welcome Venice, which is set on Giudecca, and tells the story of the conflict … More Housing and Tourism. Citizens Groups Propose A Bill.

Boating Associations Protest against Boat Waves in Venice

The protest was organized by sailing and rowing associations that are calling for regulations to protect the buildings and avoid navigation risks for small boats. 18 November 2021 VENICE. On Saturday morning, November 19 there will be a demonstration in Venice against the waves from motor boats, a significant problem for the buildings and for … More Boating Associations Protest against Boat Waves in Venice

Rialto Market: public assembly Friday on the future of Pescheria and Tribunale – a project for renewal or more speculation in the heart of Venice?

On Friday there will be a public assembly under the Loggia delle Pescherie, called by the Municipality of Venice in concert with Progetto Rialto and the market operators, who are asking for a redevelopment project. The Tribunale building will also soon be empty, raising the specter of tourism speculation placing another public landmark in the … More Rialto Market: public assembly Friday on the future of Pescheria and Tribunale – a project for renewal or more speculation in the heart of Venice?

Flashmob by Gruppo 25 Aprile: “SOS Venezia” on white sheets across the city

Flashmob today by activists from the group in symbolic locations of the economic and political institutions: City, Region, former Magistrate of Waters, the ex gasometri and viale San Marco. “A response to yet another postponed decision by UNESCO, which seems to focus only on cruise ships, while there are many more unresolved problems” 22 July … More Flashmob by Gruppo 25 Aprile: “SOS Venezia” on white sheets across the city

SUMus: a new organization arrives in Venice

On 2 June 2021 a new international organization called SUMus, with a vision of Venice as an International Laboratory for a new era, and an impressive array of philosophy, ideas, allies and technology, held a press conference in Venice to introduce itself. SUMus is so committed to listening to and involving Venetians of all sorts … More SUMus: a new organization arrives in Venice